Renewable energy, teaching and living in Bhutan, Robert Frost and the Erie County Democratic Party are among the topics scheduled for this spring’s Al Stone Lecture Series at Edinboro University.
This spring’s schedule includes current Edinboro University faculty and staff and religious leaders from the Erie County region.
“Learning extends far beyond academic buildings at Edinboro University,” said Dr. Robert Rhodes, a retired Edinboro faculty member and organizer of the lecture series. “These lectures keep the academic dialogue alive as we discuss current events and familiar names in our culture.”
During the spring session of the 2019 Al Stone Lecture Series, presenters with special expertise will discuss these topics and more in the 5-part series that begins Thursday in Diebold Center for the Performing Arts. The series will be featured Thursdays in April and May, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Featured in this spring’s series is Dr. Jim Wertz, associate dean of Edinboro University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, who also serves as the chairperson of the Erie County Democratic Party. On April 18, he will discuss the current state of politics in the region and demographic trends of Erie County.
Spring 2019 Al Stone Lecture Series Schedule:
The lecture environment is friendly, encourages dialogue and is free and open to the public. Parking is available for lecture attendees in the Reeder Hall parking lot behind the Diebold Center from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Additional parking will be available on surrounding streets.
“The Al Stone series has become an essential program in our academic calendar, as it focuses on connecting faculty and experts to Edinboro and our community, said Beth Zewe, director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Edinboro University.
The lecture series was named after the late Dr. Al Stone, professor of Psychology and Gerontology who established the intergenerational center at EU more than 30 years ago. Dr. Stone promoted the lecture series by asking retired colleagues to present a talk that could represent their “last great lecture.”
Both the lecture series and intergenerational center, which is located in the lower level of Diebold, were renamed in Stone’s honor just months before he died.
For more information about the Al Stone Lecture Series and academic offerings from the entire Edinboro University community, visit www.edinboro.edu.
Photo caption: Dr. Jim Wertz, associate dean of Edinboro University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, will be featured in this spring’s Al Stone Lecture Series on April 18.